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I am a Mechanical Engineering student focusing on planetary science technology development. Formerly, I was a Journeyman Bluestreak Mechanic for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, specializing in custom part and assembly fabrication. I also taught three classes for Boeing: Layout & Lofting, Compound Angles, and Additive Manufacturing for Non-Technical Employees (i.e., 3D Printing for the masses).
What is a Bluestreak Mechanic? Simply put, Bluestreak can build any part for any airplane. Bluestreak is the "last call" when the production system is out of options and needs a part NOW.
CAD design, custom shop aid tooling, hydropress forming, additive manufacturing, flat pattern development, and layout techniques have been part of my everyday workflow for the last six years. This jack-of-all-trades manufacturing experience, combined with my vocational and academic training (Welding, Math and Mechanical Engineering) is what gives me my competitive edge in the aerospace industry.
June 2020 - Current
In my role as founder of Planet Enterprises I strive to bring the future to life through bold and innovative new approaches to aerospace design challenges. Planet Enterprises focuses primarily on novel space robotic systems, and acts as an incubator for cutting-edge space hardware solutions.
Dec. 2016 - June 2020
Fabrication of detail parts and assemblies to support production or airline AOG/Critical spares requirements. Development and fabrication of complex temporary shop aid templates and tools when prints, templates or tools are not available. Includes the regular use of obsolete blueprints, advanced shop math, trigonometry, descriptive geometry (layout and lofting), geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and computer aided design (CAD).
Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2016
Fabrication and assembly of detail parts and assemblies, including parts mating to lofted surfaces with compound contour, and experimental / emergent parts.
Frequent use of CATIA and engineering drawings to extract information for production use: plotting complex layouts for lofted parts, flat pattern development, hydroblock and shop aid development.
Demonstrated leadership qualities even as an apprentice, always assisting other team members in the development of their CATIA, CAD, lofting and print reading skills whenever possible.
Performing layout using 5 axis CMM, Romer and Faro Arms, Laser Trackers, and surface table layout.
Programming and machining of parts and shop aids on CNC 3 and 5 axis milling machines.
Repair and rework of major components at a certified FAA repair station.
Plating processing: setup, striking, plating and inspection of plated parts.
Hand layup, tool prep, bagging and machining of composite components.
Attended Boeing Trade Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) classes after work, focusing on: Mathematics, including trigonometry, shop problems and compound angles; metallurgy, properties of materials and heat treat; shop safety and machine shop practices; precision measuring, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and Composite Materials and Technology.
August 2020 - June 2022
ABET Accredited Mechanical Engineering Bachelors in Science program at Washington State University's Bremerton Campus. More information about this program can be found at:
Associate in Science
Sept. 2017 - June 2020
Utilize engineering problem solving techniques to model scenarios and perform analysis with hand calculations, as well as complex analysis with the aid of computer algebra systems such as MATLAB and Wolfram Mathematica. Preparation for transfer to a four-year mechanical engineering program with junior standing.
Associate in Arts
Sept. 2015 - Aug 2017
Advanced Mathematics including: Algebra; Trigonometry; Differential, Integral, Vector and Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, and Differential Equations; Basic Physics and Chemistry. Other topics covered include: Technical Writing, English Composition, Advanced Computing, Hand Drafting, Computer Aided Design, and Technical Analysis Reports.
Associate in Technical Arts, Welding Tech.
Sept. 2008 - Aug 2012
Precision layout and metal cutting, creating and interpreting Engineering Drawings, experience performing and inspecting welding operations on ferrous and non-ferrous metals (including Aluminum and Titanium). Familiar with metallurgy of welds, heat treatment and stress relief procedures of steel, aluminum and titanium alloys, micrograph inspection and non destructive testing. Experience with setting machine parameters and proper equipment setup. Communications and Human Relations training with a focus on building successful professional relationships.